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Vij^iyadevan entered the service of Vijaya-Gandagopala, the Telugu-Pallava,
and nourished in the 3rd and 4th quarters of the same i3th century.

A different Tyagasamudrapattai chief, viz., Valittunai Apparasar, son
of Sindamarasar, was also a subordinate of Vijaya-Gandagopala, and presented
17 Callage palan-madaz to the temple of Arulalapperumal at Little Conjeevaram
in the 9th year of Vijaya-Ganda (No. 428 of 1919). He appears as Sataya
(Sadaya) Valittunai-Apparasar in Gudur No. 57 dated in the reign of Vijaya-

A Telugu-Chola chief was also an officer of Vijaya-Gandagopala.
Girakkl Perumandidevan, son of Kamarasar, is seen to make a gift in the 2ist
year of Vijaya-Ganda (==1271 A.C.) (No. 501 of 1919). No. 597 of 1907 from
Nandalur states that this Perumandidevarasa was the younger brother of
Prasadi-Tikkarasa and that they were the sons of Jagadobbaganda Kamarasa.
Perumadideva's other relations, viz., his consort Damaladevi and his son
Siddhayadeva-Choda Maharaja, are brought to notice in No. 175 of 1905 from
Tripurantakam, bearing the fiaka year 1189, corresponding to the cyclic year
Prabhava (==1267 A.C.), and he is therein given the titles of'nda-
lesvara and Choda- Maharaja. These Telugu-Cholas, though they claim to
belong to the same Solar race as the Telugu-Choias of Pottapi, employ a
ifyai.isti of their own different from that of the Madhurantaka-Pofctapi-Cholas
^nd claim lordship over Orayfiripura (i.e. Uraiynr, the old capital of the
Cholas). They must, therefore, be considered to have been distinct from the

One Karumanikka-Perumadi-Nayaka appears in another Tripuran-
takam record of Vijaya-Gandagopala dated in Saka 1185, Rudhirodgari
(=1263 A.C.) (No. 272 of 1905), and it does not seem that this Perumadi"
Nayaka had anything in common with the Perumadidevarasan noticed above.

A Sambhuvaraya of the family of Sengeni Ammaiappan was also in
the employ of Vijaya-Gandagopala. His first appearance occurs in No. 566
of 1919 dated in the 29th or 31 st year of Rajaraja III (=1245 or 1247 A.C.)
which registers a gift of land for the CJnduct of the service called after his
surname, A.^appiranda.n-sandh'^ following the Gandagopalan-sandhi. His full
name is therein given as Vfraperumal Edirili&ola Sambuvarayan Alappirandan-
ayan alias Rajaraja-Sambhuvarayan and he is stated to be the grandson of
Sengeni Viragaran Ammaiappan. Subsequently Rajaraja-Sambuvaraya entered
the service of Vijaya-Gandagopala, granted a sarvamanya gift of certain taxes
in the 5th year (No. 352 of 1923) and made gifts of land in the 8th and i8th
years of the latter (Nos. 302 and 303 of 1912). From No. 353 of 1923 we
learn that, as an officer of Vijaya-Gandagopala, Rajaraja-Sambuvaraya enquired
into the conduct of the festival instituted by his master to take place in the
month of Vaikast and found that it was discontinued after a time. He then
examined the earlier stone records relating to the gifts made for the
celebration of the festival in question and ordered its revival. This Sambuva<
r5ya seems to have continued as a subordinate for over a quarter of a century
from about the SQth year of RSJaraja III (S=;I245 A.C.) to about the i8th or
20th year of Vijaya-Gan^lagepala (==1268 or 1270 A.C.).